What Tinder would have been like in the 1980s, by Mashable, April 14, 2015
Too Many Cooks, Adult Swim, YouTube, November 7, 2014
Well, yes, no, this crazy earwig video!
Bird v machine: hawk attacks drone cam – video, The Guardian U.K, October 10, 2014
A drone equipped with a camera captures its own demise as a hawk attacks the device in mid-air. Drone operator Chris Schmidt was flying his machine at a park in Massachusetts on Wednesday when the red-tailed hawk swooped in for the kill. The bird was not injured (and the machine was unharmed) in the ordeal
Kangaroos get into boxing match on quiet Australian street – video, The Guardian U.K, October 7, 2014
Two kangaroos are caught on camera in an intense boxing match on a suburban Austalian street. The marsupials can be seen punching and kicking each other close to houses in Central Coast, New South Wales. It is not clear where in the Central Coast the footage was filmed
Sofia Coppola’s Little Mermaid, Funny Or Die, May 6, 2014
A first look at Sofia Coppola’s adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, starring AnnaSophia Robb and Evan Peters. Totally Amazeballs!
HBO Go’s new ads capture the awkwardness of watching HBO with your family, by Kayla Reed, A.V. Club, April 22, 2014
If you look closely, perhaps on second watch, you will see one Game of Thrones scene is from the “Red Wedding” episode!!!
[Also, I would watch a series starring the family from the commericals.]
A.V. Club user comment: “Even HBO ads are better than most shows on other channels.”
True Move Mobile – Giving Is The Best Communication, The Red Phoenix, YouTube, February 26, 2014
The 3-minute, stunning, filmic commercial for a Thailand telecom company that had watchers weeping.
Danny MacAskill, “Way Back Home,” Red Bull, YouTube
Way Back Home is the incredible clip from pro cyclist Danny MacAskill, following him on a journey from Edinburgh back to his hometown Dunvegan, in the Isle of Skye.
David Hasselhoff, “Hooked on a Feeling,” YouTube
Perhaps the funniest thing you will see today.
Evian Roller Babies, YouTube
Yes, the babies pumped up on Evian roller skating video
Flash mob at Copenhagen Central Station. Copenhagen Phil playing Ravel’s Bolero
As one of the first professional symphony orchestras ever Copenhagen Phil (Sjællands Symfoniorkester) did a flash mob at Copenhagen Central Station on May 2, 2011, playing Ravel’s Bolero. Conductor is Jesper Nordin.
Giant Double Rainbow, Yosemitebear62, YouTube
The infamous Double Rainbow viral video on YouTube: made January 8th 2010 when Paul Vasquez—also known as “YosemiteBear” and “Hungry Bear”—spent an hour videotaping, and marveling at, a beautiful double rainbow at Yosemite National Park. Perhaps laughing, perhaps crying, in joy and disbelief, many have wondered if Vasquez was stoned. Almost 40 million views as of May, 2014.
“DOUBLE RAINBOW SONG!” schmoyoho, YouTube
The most famous double rainbow discovery ever–reimagined in song, with the repeated refrain, “It’s a double rainbow. What does it mean?” Yosemitebear (Paul Vasquez) and the Gregory Brothers joined forces to create this song, using comments from the original put through auto-tune.
“It’s My Belly Button” (Song), Rhett & Link, YouTube
We discover our belly buttons… and sing about them.
Kristin Chenoweth (with a little help from Digby and Manuel), “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” from Pushing Daisies, SidsCardShop, YouTube
4’11” of magic, born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Masters degree in Opera Performance, incredible tolerance for being licked by a dog. This song is an excerpt from the critically acclaimed but Nielsen-ratings unsupported TV series Pushing Daisies. Goodbye, Olive Snook and Digby! – I’m sorry you had to go away so soon.
FYI (from the voiceover in Pushing Daisies, Season 1, Episode 3):
“The expression ‘pie in the sky’ entered popular culture in 1911. It refers to a dessert so sweet it can only be found in heaven.”
Michou, “Growing Younger,” YouTube
Award-winning pop folk alternative band from Windsor, Ontario, now disbanded (and members of Michou formed The Walkervilles with Pat Robitaille). Unicycles, juggling and catchy, feel-good music (see more vids via itsnicetomichou). Video directed and Shot by Christina Lenna.
MIKA, “Boum Boum Boum,” MIKAVEVO, YouTube
En Français. This video inspires thoughts of: Would Mika make a great actor? Would we want to see a movie starring him? He does such a great job playing various roles in his vids. Or maybe a movie would be boring; better to see him have some fun, via stylish and stylized play-acting.
MIKA, “Popular Song,” featuring Ariana Grande, MIKAVEVO, YouTube
Music video by MIKA performing Popular Song. (C) 2013 Casablanca Music, LLC under exclusive licensing to Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings.
MIKA, “We Are Golden,” MIKAVEVO, YouTube
Music video by MIKA performing We Are Golden. (C) 2009 Casablanca Music.
Raul Esparza, “Hallelujah,” humbugfoto1, YouTube
Raul Esparza sings Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the Kennedy Center’s September 11 Memorial Concert on September 8, 2011
“‘The Cats Of YouTube” is “Take On Me” for a post-Cheezburger world, by Katie Rife, A.V. Club, April 21, 2014
“The Cats Of YouTube” compiles adorable online juggernauts like “Stalking Cat,” “Cat Wearing A Shark Costume Cleans The Kitchen On A Roomba,” “Dramatic Cat,” “Kitten Massage Therapy,” “The OMG Cat,” and Maru, Japan’s biggest feline export since Hello Kitty, and renders them in exquisitely executed watercolor drawings.